One of the finest first aid books I've seen. --Mel Otten, M.D., Wilderness Medical Society • New chapters on judgment and decision-making and mental health • First-aid topics--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury • How to handle environmental problems--heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals
• The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to finding your way in the wilderness • Covers all navigational techniques, from map and compass to GPS and gives instructions on taking bearings and planning routes on USGS maps • Up-to-date information on tools, equipment, and software For wilderness travelers, good navigation ability can mean the difference between a successful day hike and an unplanned overnight stay. Based on the curriculum of the National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS Wilderness Navigation gives you the skills you need to confidently find your way on and off the trail. Included here are methods for orienting yourself by the sun and the stars alone, easy-to-follow explanations of map and compass techniques, and advice on using an altimeter. There's also a comprehensive section on using GPS technology-without becoming dependent on it. Exercises at the end of each chapter help readers gradually develop their skills and build their confidence.
New edition of a NOLS classic; the definitive book on environmental ethics and their relation to managing wildlands An excellent introduction to all relevant federal agencies and legislation Objectively examines various perspectives on difficult ethical questions Originally published in 1992 as An Introduction to Wildland Ethics and Management, this fully revised and updated edition is a powerful tool for understanding the challenges facing wilderness in the United States today. Beginning with the premise that land management must be informed by a well-developed wilderness ethic, the authors delve into some of the thorniest problems in environmental ethics, exploring them in clear, straightforward language: What is wilderness? Why should it be protected? Do animals have rights? Do trees? When should wilderness concerns trump individual priorities? The book also provides a fascinating history of the wilderness movement in America and gives a comprehensive survey of the legislation and agency structures that define wildlands management today. Essential reading for land managers, activists, policymakers, or anyone else who cares about the future of wilderness in the United States.
Author: Dave Anderson
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release Date: 2011-02-09
• The guide for planning a successful trip, short or long • Research access to public land, domestic and international • Create a budget and find additional funding • Choose essential gear, with checklists for personal and group gear • Plan food and fuel requirements • How to prepare mentally and physically • Health issues, including insurance, illnesses, and injuries • Transportation and lodging • How to deal with risks in the wilderness • Leave No Trace principles for sustainable travel
The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to camping in extreme cold. Comprehensive coverage of winter clothing and gear. Proven techniques for traveling efficiently and safely across snow and ice and complete directions for building igloos and many other snow shelters.
The keystone of the NOLS library, the Cookery has been a trusted and reliable resource used in the field by NOLS students and instructors for 50 years. First published by Stackpole in 1991, NOLS Cookery is in its 7th edition with 125,000 copies in print. Whether you’re a first-time backpacker or a seasoned backcountry cook, you’ll learn from the cookbook used by the experts in outdoor education. With more than 2 million meals prepared in the wilderness, NOLS speaks with authority on the art of outdoor cooking. This new edition includes important nutritional information that supports the 200 recipes plus a special section of recipes from around the world, new recipes for lightweight backpacking and recipes that can be prepared in advance of the trip.
Author: Mark Harvey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The classic backpacker’s handbook—revised and updated—providing expert guidelines for anyone who loves the outdoors. The Wilderness Guide brings the savvy of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to everyone—from the sixteen million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million people, tenderfeet and trail-hardened hikers, who visit our national parks annually. It covers: -Selecting equipment—including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents -The latest “leave no trace” camping techniques -Traveling safely and sensibly—including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrain -Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals -Search-and-rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and photos and featuring lists of equipment, the Wilderness Guide is a must-have for anyone planning to explore the great outdoors.
The first teaching manual ever for the "Wilderness First Responder" course, this title represents the cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care. The schools affiliated with Tilton's program include the Wilderness Medicine Institute, a subsidiary of NOLS, and SOLO.
• Leave No Trace, minimum impact skills and ethics • New research and field experience prescribe better minimum-impact techniques for wilderness use • Expanded information on camping practices • How far you should camp from water, where to pitch your tent, how to build a fire or if you should build one in the first place • Respecting and caring for wildlands, doing your part to protect our limited resources and future recreation opportunities • Trampling, litter, waste disposal, fire use, wildlife health, and protecting cultural resources
Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - based on Dr. Auerbach’s critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine - offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. From backpack to kayak, or on any mobile device, this indispensable, compact survival guide is detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies! Meet a full-range of emergency situations with the utmost effectiveness. Appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care. Compare what you are seeing with line drawings and color plates to quickly and accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, spiders, insects, etc. Rapidly retrieve and comprehend wilderness survival information with the aid of an easily accessible format featuring "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections in most chapters - combined with bulleted lists and text boxes. Improvise with available materials so you can diagnose and treat a myriad of medical situations with step-by-step how-to explanations and the latest practical advice from wilderness medicine experts. Get guidance on the go with online access to the fully searchable text at Expert Consult, plus bonus downloadable files for Survival Kits. Get the wilderness medicine skills you need now with new chapters on foot problems and care, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, Leave No Trace principles, and high-altitude medicine, as well as lists to prepare a variety of survival kits for different settings and patient populations. Improve your competency and readiness with thoroughly revised chapters on shock, maxillofacial trauma, malaria, improvised litters and carries, aeromedical transport, pain management, life-threatening emergencies, and allergic reactions.